Web Hosting Services

Web Hosting Services

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Finding the best web hosting services just got a whole lot easier. Here you’ll find the best of the best from around the web compiled on one page. 

Whether you’re starting a personal website and want managed WordPress hosting, running multiple eCommerce websites and need a web host that can handle large amounts of traffic, or are a web designer doing freelance work – there’s no shortage of hosting options to choose from.

Have a look around, read a review, and see which web hosting provider fits your needs and your budget.

WPX Hosting

5/5
5/5

WPX Hosting is the Best Web Hosting Service provider by far. I’ve used some other hosting providers and after finding their services, I’ve found exactly what I’ve been looking for.

Unless of course they go out of business (which I don’t see happening) or unless some revolutionary new web hosting service comes around, the excellent customer support and fast loading speed will keep me a customer for life.

WPX Hosting Homepage

One of the main things I love most are the live chat support and transparent billing practices. When I first signed up, I’d accidentally processed my information twice and had multiple charges showing on my bank account.

WPX Hosting’s support team quickly resolved the issue and even migrated over my websites for me at no additional cost from my previous hosting provider.

Great prices, excellent customer service, and more importantly a lightning fast website as it comes included with a CDN (Content delivery network) built into their web hosting.

The one click WordPress installation feature was also very easy to do. I highly recommended WPX as the best web hosting provider overall.

Check out the full WPX Hosting Review.

SiteGround

4.8/5
4.8/5

Trusted by over 2,000,000 domains across the web, SiteGround has been around since 2004 and continues to grow as a multi-dimensional web hosting company.

They offer various types of web hosting options. WordPress hosting, WooCommerce hosting, as well as cloud hosting are a few of them.

They don’t offer VPS hosting (virtual private server) so if that’s something you’re looking for, this isn’t the right web hosting provider to go with.

Siteground web hosting

All Siteground plans come with an SSL certificate, CDN, as well as a 30-day money back guarantee amongst other features.

While they aren’t the most affordable hosting provider, their quality of service and 99.9% server uptime make it one of the most trusted web hosting options available.

Read the full SiteGround Review for all the details.

Kinsta

4.8/5
4.8/5

Founded in 2013, the Kinsta family prides themselves on their desire to change the status quo and provide the fastest WordPress hosting available on the market.

With a 99.9% uptime and a partnership with Google Cloud, they seem to be doing things right. According to a Google Cloud case study, Kinsta saw their own website load times reduce by 50%.

If that’s the same site speed they’re passing on to you, then you’ll be sure to get some lightning fast page loads.

Kinsta Web Hosting Homepage

Being able to create a free account with Kinsta to try out a demo of their web hosting dashboard is a plus.

Not many companies give you the opportunity to check out the product before purchasing. This is something to love already about the company.

Here’s a quick snapshot of what their backend interface looks like.

Kinsta Demo

Compared to most hosting dashboards, this is the cleanest looking one I’ve come across with metrics included for more control and insanely fast loading speeds.

These factors alone makes Kinsta one of the best web hosting services on the market. Although Kinsta hosting plans do come at a premium price point, you’re getting your money’s worth and then some.

For more details on their annual plans, read the full Kinsta Review.

DreamHost

4.8/5
4.8/5

Another giant in the web hosting market is DreamHost. The Los Angeles based hosting provider has been around since 1996, serving the web for over 24-years.

Like many other web hosting providers, DreamHost offers 1-click WordPress installation, supports WooCommerce hosting along with Wix and Weebly websites alike.

DreamHost Web Hosting Homepage

DreamHost guarantee’s 100% uptime, although in most cases we know that anything can happen. So far they’ve been pretty close, coming in with an overall uptime of 99.94%.

All three of their web hosting plans come standard with a free SSL certificate and you have a choice to choose between a monthly or annual based billing, with the annual option at a slight discount. They also offer a drag and drop website builder at an additional cost.

Most other hosts offer a narrow range of hosting plans whereas DreamHost comes in with a wide net, offering various types of hosting options. If you can find a plan that makes sense for you, they’re a fantastic option for your website.

Customer support is great, they have a solid uptime guarantee (one of the best in the industry), they’re very fast and offer a basic plan at a very reasonable price. Dreamhost also offers a 97 day money back guarantee.

Read the full DreamHost Review for more details.

WP Engine

4.6/5
4.6/5

There’s a reason why SoundCloud, arguably one of the webs most visited music platforms trusts WP Engine to host their website—reliability.

The people first company prides themselves on speedy web service, excellent customer service, and inclusivity.

According to their website, 66% of their leadership positions are filled by women, 30% of their employee’s aren’t college graduates, 33% are people of color, and 8% of their employee’s identify with the LGBTQ community.

WP Engine Web Hosting Homepage

As strong as their company values are, they also form strong partnerships with the likes of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform guaranteeing you site speed and servers you can count on.

It’s safe to say that they offer the tools necessary to play with the big boys if enterprise hosting is what you’re looking for. They also offer a variety of cloud hosting plans as well.

If you’re looking to start a simple blog or a start website, WP Engine does come at a bit of a premium but still offers 24/7/365 support and a beautifully designed user portal. They’re one of the best web hosting services available today and have the services to back it up.

Check out the full WP Engine Review.

Liquid Web

4.6/5
4.6/5

One of the best web hosting services and originals has got to be Liquid Web Hosting. Founded in 1997, the offer a variety of managed hosting plans.

Most web hosting services typically give you a blend of shared hosting options to make up for their lack of managed options. Liquid Web prides themselves on managing your hosting so you don’t have to.

Liquid Web Homepage

Sure, the pricing is a bit heftier but for what you’re getting, it’s worth it. If you’re looking to create your first website on a budget, Liquid Web probably isn’t the right choice for you.

If on the other hand you’re looking to have a reliable, fast, customer centric web host and don’t mind spending a little extra, then they’re a great web host to consider.

Read the full Liquid Web Hosting review.

Flywheel

4/5
4/5

Based out of Omaha, Nebraska, Flywheel hosting takes a different approach to the managed web hosting space.

Founded by three designers, the team over at Flywheel built a managed WordPress hosting company specifically for designers.

They were tired of the confusing web hosting side of building websites. They just wanted to create something simple so they could focus on what they do best — designing high quality websites for their clients.

GetFlywheel Home

If you consider yourself to be a web designer, Flywheel hosting is worth taking a look at. Their user interface is very simple and doesn’t compromise on speed.

They’ve even got a really good demo feature where you can try Flywheel out for 14-days to see if you like it first. This gives you a great opportunity to check out their staging area, something most web hosts don’t offer unless you buy first.

Lastly, Flywheel offers phone support but it comes at an additional cost. Quality support definitely goes a long way, especially if you’re a web designer managing multiple sites at once.

Check out all the excellent features they offer and more in our Flywheel hosting review.

Bluehost

3.9/5
3.9/5

Bluehost is great web host for beginners and even for advanced web builders alike. Whether you’re running a small business or are starting a WordPress site – Bluehost may be the right web host for you.

They offer shared hosting, virtual private servers, dedicated hosting packages and WordPress hosting plans. Customer service is great and the interface is clean and easy to navigate.

Bluehost Web Hosting

They also have a lot of neatly laid out documentation to help navigate you through any issues you might be having if you’re a do it yourself type of person.

If you’re creating your very first website and want a reliable web hosting service provider without breaking the bank, Bluehost is a great choice.

Want some more information? Read our in depth Bluehost Review.

A2 Hosting

3.9/5
3.9/5

You’ll notice right away on A2 hosting’s home page that they offer up to 20X faster web hosting. From a shared hosting perspective, they’re extremely fast.

Shared web hosting is when many websites all share one server. Oftentimes this means slower site speeds as there isn’t enough bandwidth to maintain multiple websites.

A2 takes the cake in this department.

A2 Hosting

While A2 Hosting doesn’t offer a free website builder, you can still use their site builder to create a website from scratch using many of their website templates.

Pricing starts off very fair with A2 hosting and works it’s way up depending on how much web traffic you’re getting. They do however offer unlimited storage and an unlimited email account with all plans.

Whether you want shared hosting, WordPress hosting, VPS hosting or dedicated servers – A2 offers it all. Great for beginners all the way up to enterprise businesses.

If you’re on the more advanced end and are thinking of starting your own hosting company, A2 also offers reseller hosting.

This means you can create a web hosting business and partner up through A2 to fulfill the service. When I say they’ve got all angles covered, they really do.

Read the detailed A2 Web Hosting Review.

GoDaddy

3.9/5
3.9/5

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are you’ve heard of this particular web host. Value for money is something everyone is looking for and GoDaddy offers just that.

While their user interface isn’t the best, they definitely do have great support.

Considered to be one of the largest and best web hosting providers and domain registrars on the web, they’ve been around since 1997 and were originally called Jomax.

Their annual plans are fairly priced, they offer 1-click installations for WordPress, Joomla, Weebly, Drupal, etc.

GoDaddy Hosting

Since GoDaddy has grown into a titan of the industry, it seems as though they’ve dipped into various niches within the web space in general, taking their focus on what used to make them the best— simplicity.

Uptime is 99.7%, 24/7 customer support, but there’s an overwhelming amount of upsells and you won’t be getting a free SSL certificate with your website, which many web hosting services offer standard across all of their hosting plans.

GoDaddy is good for beginners wanting to create a single website but not the top pick in terms of providing an overall great web experience for your users.

Read more about the GoDaddy pros and cons in our full review of GoDaddy.

Hostinger

3.8/5
3.8/5

Founded in Lithuania back in 2004 and formerly known as Hosting Media, the company decided to rebrand after achieving 1-million customers served, and by 2011 the name Hostinger was born.

Today, Hostinger’s userbase is worldwide, serving 39-countries and over 10-million customers. By those numbers alone, they seem to know a thing or two about web hosting.

Hostinger Web Hosting

While they do have a great resume, there’s also some hiccups that come along with Hostinger. They’re certainly the most cheapest web hosting company, with hosting plans starting as low as $0.99/mo, but it comes with compromises.

You’ll get a great user interface, can toggle between each WordPress site with their staging area, but you will get poor customer support.

They do offer free website migrations, a free domain name, and easy one-click website installations, but an okay drag and drop website builder called Zyro.

The site speeds are average at best and the website uptime is okay too. If you’re just beginning and want something affordable, you can’t go wrong with Hostinger but also be mindful of the drawbacks.

Read the detailed Hostinger Web Hosting Review.

InMotion

3.6/5
3.6/5

One of the original web hosting companies around since 2001, InMotion hosting offers quality service people have been trusted for years.

With great uptime, 24/7 support, and free email accounts included with each hosting plan, they’ve been around for a reason.

Upon landing on the homepage, you sort of get a web 1.0 type feel but don’t let that fool you. The company offers fast, reliable service, at price ranges that make sense for everyone.

InMotion Hosting Homepage

InMotion offers managed hosting across all of their hosting plans. This includes but is not limited to: managed WordPress hosting, VPS hosting, managed dedicated server hosting or you can go with a Bare Metal dedicated server as well.

They also offer shared hosting plans and reseller hosting plans. So if for whatever reason you wanted to start a hosting company, you could partner with InMotion and use their servers.

While reliable and full of options, the user interface can be a bit confusing to navigate, and there seems to be a lot of features crammed into one space.

On the upside, they do offer a 90-day money back guarantee and a 30-day money back guarantee on shared hosting plans.

Read the detailed InMotion hosting review.

HostGator

3.5/5
3.5/5

Powering over 8 million hosted domains, Hostgator is considered to be one of the best web hosting companies around.

The Houston, Texas based company has been offering hosting services since 2002 and shows no signs of slowing down.

With competitive pricing, excellent uptime, and great customer support, it’s no surprise why so many flock to the gator.

HostGator Web Hosting Homepage

Plans offered include: shared hosting, VPS hosting, WordPress hosting as well as dedicated servers. HostGator offers managed services as well but they’re a bit limited.

Offering 1-click WordPress installations, free SSL certificates, and a free domain included when you sign up for a 12, 24, or 36 month hosting plan.

They also offer a website builder with over 200+ templates to choose from. Great option for beginners.

Read the full review of HostGator.

HostPapa

3.5/5
3.5/5

Founded in 2006 by Jamie Opalchuk, the Canadian based web hosting service prides itself on being a green hosting provider.

In fact, HostPapa uses 100% renewable energy to power their data centers, web servers, and office computers.

They’ve taken drastic measures to make sure they’re going green, but is this eco friendly web hosting company worth your green?

HostPapa Web Hosting

While helping to donate 10,000 trees in Africa for Earth Day back in 2011 is noble, this doesn’t guarantee a fast website or great customer support.

HostPapa offers shared hosting, WordPress hosting, VPS hosting plans, reseller hosting and enterprise level hosting.

Expect a 99.95% uptime, above average load times. If for whatever reason you aren’t satisfied with the renewable first web host, you can always rest easy knowing you’ve got a 30-day money back guarantee.

So what are the cons of HostPapa? The main downside seems to revolve around the negative feedback around customer support.

If you’re all about cause based hosting services that do a good enough job, HostPapa is as green as they get.

Read the full HostPapa Review.

GeekStorage

2.8/5
2.8/5

Other web hosts are behemoths compared to GeekStorage. This is a small web hosting provide that packs a punch with their LiteSpeed web servers.

There’s not much of a footprint on them available online but from what I’ve gathered, they’re legit and offer some great web hosting plans featuring LiteSpeed web servers.

Here are the different types of hosting plans they offer: LiteSpeed shared hosting, WordPress hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and Cloud hosting.

GeekStorage Hosting

It’s not every day you get a web host that adds a personal touch with one of their founders giving you tech support. How many other hosting providers can you say offer that type of personalized customer support?

This is a great option if you’re on a budget or are just getting started online and value human interaction. They do offer speed with their higher tiers and WordPress specific hosting as well.

When it comes to value for money, GeekStorage is worth checking out, especially if you want to try out an affordable host on just one website to start.

Read the full GeekStorage Review.

iPage

1.7/5
1.7/5

Based out of Tempe, Arizona, iPage has been around since 1998 and first started off as a full web service provider.

Then in 2009, founder Tomas Gorny decided to pivot the operations to web hosting and never looked back.

Since then, iPage has amassed quite a user base, currently serving over 1-million websites across its two data centers.

So what can you expect with iPage web hosting?

iPage Web Hosting

For starters, you’re going to get the best value for your dollar. Compared to Hostinger, iPage also shines through with its affordability factor.

You also get a free SSL certificate included with your hosting, something even GoDaddy doesn’t offer. Uptimes are above average at 99.96%, customer service is good, and what you see is what you get.

One tradeoff is your load times won’t be the fastest but will be decent at best, and after your first-year, your prices will go up slightly for the same services. 

You’re also going to get live chat support and phone support as well. So what are the drawbacks? One of the big ones is going to be a slow loading website.

You probably won’t have the fastest website, especially not with their basic plan.

Read the full iPage Hosting Review for all the details.

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